In linking the cover-up of clerical paedophilia to the Catholic hierarchy's determination to preserve the appearance of clerical celibacy, Richard Sipe (who died on August 8th, 2018) is increasingly persuasive.
Does Bishop Leo O'Reilly's homily in Knock on June 17th, 2018, mark an important shift in the Irish Catholic Church's thinking on the state?
The ACI Future Families conference report calls for recognition of the families who feel marginalised and unwanted by the Church.
Philip McParland sees a new kind of Christianity emerging, ushered in by Richard Rohr, Brian McLaren and others - a 'spiritual path' rather than a 'belief and belonging system'.
With Pope Francis soon to come to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families, his encyclical dedicated to the family - Amoris Laetitia - is especially relevant. Aidan Hart's article of 2016 gets to the heart of a papal document like no other.
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ACI to consult families that are currently marginalised in the Irish Church - on Saturday April 14th, 2018.
Angela Hanley argues that alienation from an over-centralised church system is provoking a quiet backlash at the base of the Irish Church.
Is the Internet now the world's biggest prison? If so, might Christian faith be the best key to release? Sean O'Conaill thinks that Charles Dickens helps out here.
FIVE WAYS IN WHICH POPE FRANCIS HAS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED HOW WE SEE THE CHURCH AND HOW YOU CAN OFFER YOUR SUPPORT
Has Richard Sipe explained the cover-up of clerical child sex abuse in the Catholic Church?
Christendom is over - in Ireland too, thank God?
Future Families Report - June 2018
Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love): Reviewed by Aidan Hart
ACI WMOF EVENT - April 14th, 2018
Laity are revolutionising faith practice in the community
Internet: Global Prison?
Catholic Church Reform International (CCRI): UPDATE
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Pope Francis calls for solidarity with all victims of clerical abuse, but does not resolve the question of the accountability of bishops.
Deference to Catholic bishops means that independent monitoring of child safeguarding is needed, according to the former CEO of the NBSCCC.
ACI Press Release supports Marie Collins in her call to Pope Francis to act decisively to resolve the global clerical abuse crisis.
In 2003 the Vatican wanted an agreement with the Irish state - with abuse inquiries ongoing - that Irish church documents would not be accessed.
NCR reports that Pope Francis has updated the Catholic Catechism to say that capital punishment is inadmissable in light of the dignity of the human person.
Thurles conference to prove that 'the parish is not an outdated institution'.
We Are Church - Ireland accuses WMOF organisers of shutting out groups advocating on behalf of women and the LGBTI community.
Jamie Manson argues that the continuing impact of Pope Paul VI's 1968 encyclical on some of the world's poorest women should not be forgotten this year.
'A crisis of growing alienation between young people and the church' - but are Irish young people truly distancing themselves from Jesus too?